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Deputy injured during arrest of wanted fugitive

Date:  August 1, 2017

Arrested person information: 

Zachary Fewins, 24, of Holts Summit

Reporting officer:  Sheriff Clay Chism


On August 1, 2017, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence in the 12000 block of County Road 4031 near Holts Summit in attempt to locate Zachary Fewins, 24, of Holts Summit.  At the time, Fewins was a wanted fugitive in Cole County for several felony charges to include probation violation and motor vehicle theft.

Upon the arrival of deputies to the residence at 11:41 a.m., they encountered Fewins and attempted to take him into custody.  Fewins eluded on foot and a pursuit ensued.  Once Fewins was eventually captured, he continued to resist deputies before being subdued.  At the time of Fewins’ arrest, he was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.

Fewins was transported to the Callaway County Jail and remains on NO BOND for Callaway County probable cause charges of Felony Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Attempted Escape from Custody, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, in addition to the Cole County felony charges outlined above.

During the pursuit and struggle with Fewins, the arresting deputy was injured and subsequently transported to a local Jefferson City hospital with moderate injuries.  The deputy is expected to be released from the hospital later today.

Information about past criminal cases involving Fewins can be accessed using, a public resource.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges could be forthcoming.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME.

End of press release.

** All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law **